A TRIBUTE to two local footballers has been installed at an iconic football stadium.
The Robledo brothers, Ted and George, who won the FA Cup at Newcastle United in the early 1950s, now have an information board in situ at St James’ Park, which charts their story from youngsters in Chile.
The duo were honoured with a blue plaque at their boyhood home on Barnsley Road, West Melton, last month and a similar tribute has been installed in their North East home this week.
George’s Chilean-based daughter Liz has been in the UK for the past few weeks and was a special guest at Newcastle’s match against Liverpool over the weekend.
She has also attended a match at Oakwell where George initially made his name.
George scored the winning goal in the 1952 FA Cup final for the Magpies. Ted also started that match.
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